Glendale, CA (PRWEB) May 05, 2015
Tinnitus is defined as the perception of sound where no outside source is found to exist. People affected often summarize the sound as a continual ringing, hissing, roaring, buzzing, or whooshing noise that is perceived either continuously or intermittently.
As reported by the American Tinnitus Association, tinnitus affects a projected 50 million Americans, with an additional 30 million workers at risk for developing the condition together with noise-induced hearing loss. The chronic sound of tinnitus impairs cognitive function, attention, and overall quality of life for those affected.
The good news is, while not all cases of tinnitus can be cured or alleviated, modern-day improvements in tinnitus therapy can provide much-needed and substantial relief for those afflicted with the condition.
The hearing specialists at American Hearing & Balance have developed expertise in the latest tinnitus treatments and are now offering these services to those in California. Contrary to popular belief, several tinnitus therapy alternatives exist that are generally very effective. A hearing specialist can work with individuals to find the best option for each individual case.
Treatment options include:
Treatment of an underlying medical condition, such as a blood vessel condition, can cure or alleviate tinnitus.
Hearing aids can generate the dual benefits of improving hearing and masking the tinnitus. This therapy is especially effective in those with untreated hearing loss that is causing the tinnitus.
Drug therapy, while unable to cure tinnitus, can create relief in certain circumstances with specific medications.
Sound therapy produces white noise that can mask the tinnitus, making it less bothersome. Various devices can provide sound therapy, and a hearing specialist can help patients select the best one.
For more information about tinnitus therapy, visit http://www.americanhearingbalance.com.
About American Hearing & Balance
American Hearing & Balance is a full-service audiology practice with seven California locations. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology and compassionate staff, American Hearing & Balance offers comprehensive services including hearing tests, hearing aid evaluations, custom hearing aid fittings, hearing aid cleanings, rehabilitative counseling, preventive care advice, and service and repair for all hearing aid models. With services delivered in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, American Hearing & Balance is California’s leading destination for better hearing.
Keith Michaels, Au.D.
American Hearing & Balance